Sunday, January 26, 2020
UK music sales hit highest levels since 2006 thanks to streaming, vinyl and cassettes

UK music sales hit highest levels since 2006

UK music lovers bought the equivalent of 154 million albums in 2019.
Brighthouse falls to £16m loss in latest quarter

BrightHouse falls to £16m loss in latest quarter

BrightHouse quarterly losses fall by 36% year-on-year. The rent-to-buy retailer closed 36 UK stores in 2019.
Dixons Carphone posts 60% drop in profits

Dixons Carphone posts 60% drop in profits

// Dixons Carphone made £24m in profit for this year's H1, compared to £60m the year before // The Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse...
Jessops Peter Jones administration

500 jobs at risk as Jessops calls in administrators for property arm

Dragons’ Den panellist Peter Jones has called in administrators for Jessops, putting 500 roles at risk of redundancy.
COMMENT: Black Friday – Here’s to a collaborative Christmas

COMMENT: Strong teamwork is crucial for Black Friday

Antony Eden on why the peak trading period requires strong collaboration to be a success.
More Black Friday scams as Which? finds just one in 20 discounts are genuine

More Black Friday scams as Which? finds just one in 20 discounts are genuine

Which? says Black Friday is "all hype" with just one in 20 genuine deals.
Currys PC World lauches customer testing initiative Dixons Carphone Customer Collective

Currys PC World lauches customer testing initiative

Currys PC World has reportedly launched a new initiative whereby everyday customers take centre stage in testing the best tech.
AO World to scale back EU business amid "green shoots" in the UK

AO World to scale back EU business amid “green shoots” in the UK

AO World has hailed "green shoots of profitable growth" in its UK business, but revealed plans to scale back its European arm.
Dragons Den star Peter Jones delays Jessops store portfolio restructuring by 2 weeks

Peter Jones delays Jessops store portfolio restructuring by 2 weeks

Peter Jones has reportedly extended a notice of intention to appoint administrators for Jessops by two weeks.
Next partners with O2 for new shop-in-shops

Next partners with O2 for new shop-in-shops

Next has partnered with mobile operator O2 to trial a new shop-in-shop format in 4 Next stores.

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